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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
word here. your thoughts on nelson mandela. caller: mr. mandela was a man of peace. of forgiveness -- a man forgiveness. a man of inspiration to millions of people around the world. that the truly sad same cannot be said about the man who spoke about earlier today from the white house. noson mandela had divisiveness. he had no enemies. he had -- he did not desire to cause division. barack obama is low. nelson mandela -- host: thank you for your calls. lots of reactions from the former president, george w. bush issuing a statement. -- president obama shortly after the announcement of nelson mandela's death spoke to reporters on his thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela close to statement saying i have fought against white domination. i have fought against black domination. ahave cherished the ideas of democratic and free society in which all persons live together with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i will hope to live for and to achieve. if needs be, it is an idea for which i'm prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal, a
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the president of the south africa, mr. nelson mandela. [applause] >> your majesties, your royal highnesses, distinguished guests, comrades, and friends, today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. our daily deeds as ordinary south africans must produce an actual south african reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. all this we owe both to ourselves and to the peoples of the world who are so well represented here today. to my compatriots, i have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld. each time one of us touches the soil of this land, we feel a sense of per
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
. thank you. british house of common sense celebrated nelson mandela a tribute in monday. mr. cameron will join 100 world at a memorial service tuesday in johannesburg. order. order. know how will wish to we intend today. defense questions will be for next monday. the present list of questions will be carried over. be another ot shuffle. the table office will announce changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special nelson mandela. i hope that as many members as be able to l contribute. tributes may continue until p.m. there will be no end of day adjournment debate. also wish to know that there will be an event to and celebrate the nelson achievements of taking place in westminster hall at 2:00 p.m. on thursday, the 12th of december. prime minister? >> thank you, mrk. towering dela was a figure in our lifetime, a pivotal figure in the history of south africa and the world and it's right to pay tribute to his achievements, and his legacy. he union and south african flags flew at half mast over downing street the day after his on the day ll do so of his
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
is a memorial service also a funeral. mr. mandela is also lying in state. and will the president invite former u.s. presidents to accompany him? >> thank you for those questions. i should have noted that for those of you that did not hear the president speak in the wake of the news of president mandela's death, i will point you to those remarks. all i can say is that president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of nelson mandela and participate in memorial events. at this point, i don't have more information on logistics. timing of the travel. that is all being worked out. in terms of others who are going to make that trip, i would refer to them at this time. we will have more information. fairly to have it quickly and when we do we will be able to provide it to you. to others whether they go, but would the president invite them to travel? point i don't want to get ahead of a process that is being worked on as i speak in timing ande logistics for the whole trip. when we have that information we will get it to you right a
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
time when he spoke so memorably. mr. speaker, the character of nelson mandela will show not only in the determination which which he talked but in the grace in which he talked -- won. being in prison could've left him bitter. but perhaps the most remarkable chapter of his story is how we took the opposite path. he did choose innocence. jailerted his own former to come to his presidential inauguration. he employed at his private sector a young woman who became his confidant. he rouses country behind a screen box in the most powerful gesture of reconsideration. his government pursued a policy of forgiveness. party officials were brought into his government of national unity. three conciliation -- the reconciliation committee were brave moves. his best -- is desperate hope was to have south africa at his heart. nos time of office showed less determination and stepping up the fight against aids. it has been one of the great honors of my life to go to south africa and meet mandela. i remember talking about this issue in his office and hearing his determination to ensure antiviral drugs reach
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
have graced our land, to come and pay tribute to nelson mandela. his excellency, president serva of portugal is here. his excellency, mr. frederick rhinefeld, his excellency, the president of the democratic run of the congo, president joseph kabila, is here. his excellency, -- is here, the prime minister of the bahamas is here. the president of israel, president simone perez is head of the delegation from prime minister benjamin netanyahu is here. the prime minister of the -- is here. his excellency, the president botswana is here. the honorable prime minister and prime minister of -- the vice honorable prime minister john okay of new zealand is here. the prime minister of canada is here. his excellency the president of the united states, mr. barack obama is here. the president, his excellency, prime minister of denmark is here. his excellency, the first president of mauritania, mr. mohammad aziz is also here. his excellency, the president of -- his excellency, the president of the european council is here. the president of the republic of croatia, his excellency, the president of n
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30am EST
. mr. mandela serve as south africa's first black president from 1994 to 1999. he spent 27 youth in prison before he was elected president. >> the house will wish to know how we intend to proceed today. defense questions will be postponed to next monday. the present list of questions will be carried over. there will not be another shuffle to the table office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tribute to a special statesmen, nelson mandela. i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. tributes may continue until 10 p.m. there will be no end of day adjournment debate. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela, taking place in westminster hall at 2 p.m. on thursday december 12. i call the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime, a pivotal figure in the history of south africa and the world, and it is right we meet in this parliament to be treated to his character, his achiev
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
general reacted to the death of mr. mann dell -- mandela. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for this opportunity. as spokesperson said that i'm just going the airport to go paris to attend africa secret meeting in paris. but i heard this very sad news of a mandela's pass. i thought i would say in person on behalf of the united nations. i'm profoundly saddened by the passing of nelson mandela. nelson mandela was a giant for justice for human dignity, equality, and freedom. he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. at the same time, -- [inaudible] to advance the value ands aspiration of united nations. nelson showed what is possible for our world. each one of us, if we believe a -- for justice and humanity. he's moral force was a decisive and dismantling the system of appar tide. he marched from -- he insisted the credit belong to others. i'll never forget his self-lessness and deep sense of shared purpose. on behalf of the united nations, i extent my deepest condolences to nelson mandela's family. the people of south africa, and indeed, our global family. let u
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
event. mr. speaker, the character of nelson mandela was shown not only in the determination with which he fought, but in the grace with which he won. nearly three decades in prison could so easily have left him bitter. on his release he could have meted out vengeance on those who had done him so much wrong, but perhaps the post remarkable chapter of mandela's story is how he took the opposite path. in victory he did, indeed, choose mall anymorety. indeed, with characteristic generosity, he invited his own former jailer to come to his presidential inauguration. he employed a young afrikaner woman who became his confidant, and in an image on our minds, he roused his country in the most powerful gesture of reconciliation. his government pursued a very deliberate policy of forgiveness. f.w. declerk and other national party officials were brought into his government of national unity. the truth in reconciliation commission was established to break the spiral of recrimination and violence. these were astonishingly brave moves. be. >> and we are going to turn now to cap old hill. the senate w
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 8:30am EST
mourning the loss of nelson mandela. may his commitment to freedom and reconciliation continue to inspire. now, mr. president, on to the business at hand, i want to start out by saying that i think it was important for all of us to get back home and hear from our constituents over the past couple of weeks. i talked with a lot of kentuckians, and i can tell you there is a lot of anxiety and a lot of frustration out there. folks are frustrated and upset by what's happening with their health care under obamacare. and they are outraged at the tactics and the outright deception, deception that led to its passage. it's now clear that the president knew perfectly well that a lot of folks wouldn't be able to keep the plans they had and liked, despite the endless assurances to the contrary they heard from the president himself. many are also starting to realize that the talking points they heard about their premiums and keeping their doctors weren't worth the paper they were written on either. and the response they have gotten from the white house in the face of all this is just as bad. in
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
much. i enjoyed this. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you, mr. president. you've been very generous. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> president obama has taken off for south afrika to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. board w. bush is also a air force one. former president jimmy carter is planning to join the group in johannesburg. george h.w. bush is the only living president will not attend. his spokesman says he's no longer able to travel long distances. they will join dozens of other dignitaries and tens of thousands of mourners at the stadium. nelson mandela will be buried december 15 following a state funeral. back in house is session today. .hey will begin the day at noon legislative work will get here at 2:00. boats -- vote is scheduled today. today washington journal spoke with a capital reporter about what they are planning to work on this week. >> ian swanson, thank you for joining us. a number of reports have put out, we are expecting a deal as early as this
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
in one capacity, and with mr. mandela post-presidency in other capacities, not only was his sense of humor telling, but so was the self-deprecating use to which he put that humour, lest there was any thought that a political halo could be bestowed upon him. he certainly did not want that, and he would not want that to be part of his legacy today. i mention humor because my first introduction to nelson mandela was far from fortuitous. he was then president, and enormous numbers of parliamentarians had somehow all descended on south africa at the same time. they had come from new zealand, australia, here, ireland, france all on fact-finding missions. it was interesting that these fact-finding missions all coincided with the rugby world cup that was taking place in south africa. given that there were more visiting foreign politicians in the country than even visiting foreign rugby players, the president held a great gala reception. the leader of our delegation, my friend rupert redesdale, liberal democrat hereditary peer, was introducing the british delegation to the president, and he w
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
proud of her own and of bedford's part in mr. mandela's story. mr. speaker, between 1986 and 1990 the right honorable gentleman, myself and peter pike, the former member for burnly, made three visits to south africa at the invitation of the followers of christ working for a peaceful resolution of the situation there. on our return from our first visit, we made joint speech speeches in a debate here in the house of commons on june the 17th referring to each other as our honorable friends, a point dually note -- duly noted by -- [inaudible] we had gone together, safety in numbers, at a time when the anc was still banned, the political situation deteriorating, violence abroad and where the isolation of south africa was impacting on the flow of anything. we found and were able to report back to our respective party leaders, and i had half an hour with an anxious, worried and very uncertain margaret thatcher. we reported back on the tragic success of apartheid in separating one person from another, on the urgency of the need for change to avoid a looming catastrophe and how the united
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime. we are here to celebrate his character, his achievements, and his legacy. condolence books have been organized. tos evening we will fly south africa to attend the service and johannesburg. and his royal highness, the prince of wales, will be there for the funeral. his family, his friends, and the millions in south africa, and those around the world, our morning and today. mourning him today. though humanity bears ever upwards, away from brutality. but it is not so. progress is not just handed down. it is one through struggle -- struggle.h nelson mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. the evil ofr forget apartheid and its affect. separate buses, separate schools, and even separate pews in church. interracial relationships banned. a rolling which that explained man's inhumanity to man. this was made possible by extreme brutality, and some of this was by south african authorities. ,is journey spanned six decades thr
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
great event to make poverty history. mr. speaker, the character of mandela was shown not only with the determination with which he fought, but the grace with which he won. decades in prison could easily have left him bitter. on release, he could have meted out vengeance against those who had done him so much wrong. but perhaps the most remarkable part of his story is how he took the opposite path. indeed, he chose magnanimity. he employed as his private secretary a young afrikaner indelibly an image implanted on our minds, he roused his country behind the springboks in the most powerful gesture of reconciliation. national party officials were brought into his government of national unity. the reconciliation commission was created to break the spiral of examination and violence. these were astonishingly brave leaders. obama (south africa this morning with his wife michelle. bushng him was george w. and his wife. former president bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de jimmyo. former president carter also plans to attend. president h w bush is the only former president not a
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
: without objection. mr. durbin: thank you, mr. president. as we mourn the passing of nelson mandela, a great, noble leader who changed history, we also take a moment to recall other leaders closer to home. one of those leaders and a friend of mine had his memorial service this week. his name was not well known to many outside of southern illinois, but he was a good man, a good friend and he worked throughout his life to create opportunities and a sense of community. his name was john redenour although everybody skipped the first name and called him redenour. he passed away at page 78. he was a mayor of a small town in southern illinois where he presided as mayor for a remarkable 24 years. during his tenure, he prided himself on balancing the budget and investing in the city's future. deit year after year. amazingly, public service was his third career. he began his life as a iron worker. a member of the united iron workers. he also worked as a shoemaker. in 1970, he moved to decoin with his wife wanda and his three kids. he brought together local shareholders and took control of a s
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